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[audio]IOT Gnosticism 02 May 13
A panel of experts discuss Gnosticism
Keywords: Gnosticism; philosophy; early Christianity
Downloads: 20
[texts]Lucius Flavus - Reverend Jospeh Spillmann
Depicts the destruction of Jerusalem; a historical tale depicting the time direcly preceding the destruction of Jerusalem
Keywords: Catholic; Early Christianity; Saints
Downloads: 382
[audio]backup of 2.1 when other not working - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss some introductory issues regarding the gospels, including their status as ancient biographies or portraits of Jesus and the literary relationships among the synoptic gospels (approx. 45 minutes). This sets the stage for an historical and literary study of portraits of Jesus in Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John, as well as the book of Hebrews. This episode is part of series two ("Early Christian Portraits of Jesus") of the podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; gospels; jesus
Downloads: 1,640
[audio]Podcast 2.11: Hebrews' Portrait of Jesus - Highpriest Melchizedek, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss the way in which the book of Hebrews portrays Jesus both as highpriest Melchizedek and once for all sacrifice (part 2 of 2). In particular, I explore the ways in which this author is saturated by the Hebrew scriptures and influenced by Platonic philosophy. This is the final episode in series 2 ("Early Christian Portraits of Jesus") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; judaism; christian origins
Downloads: 13,601
[audio]Podcast 5.9: Jesus in the Context of Educated Groups and Leaders - Philip A. Harland
In order to provide a context for Jesus in the role of a teacher, here I discuss contemporary educated Judean groups and leaders, including Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes, and the Dead Sea sect. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early christianity; historical jesus; judaism
Downloads: 13,678
[audio]Podcast 5.14: Jesus as Prophet - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss first-century Judean concepts of the prophet and place Jesus within the context of other figures who were viewed as prophets. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: historical jesus; early christianity; judaism
Downloads: 11,504
[audio]Podcast 6.11 Jesus Groups as Associations and Cultural Minorities, part 1 - Philip A. Harland
This episode introduces groups of early Jesus-followers within the context of associations, Judeans, and cultural minority groups, setting the stage for case studies of Jesus groups in Asia Minor (parts 2-3).
Keywords: early christianity; associations; jesus; christianity
Downloads: 7,058
[audio]Podcast 3.12: Secret Book of John, part 2 - Salvation from the Material Realm - Philip A. Harland
Here I continue to explain the worldview of the Apocryphon of John, particularly its notions regarding the material realm, the inferior creator god (demiurge), and salvation from this realm. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; gnosticism; nag hammadi
Downloads: 13,365
[movies]02--Religious_World_of_Early_Christianity.avi - 02--Religious_World_of_Early_Christianity.avi
02--Religious_World_of_Early_Christianity.avi
Keywords: 02--Religious_World_of_Early_Christianity.avi
Downloads: 63
[texts]Thalia - Abbe Bayle
Arianism and the Council of Nice, A Historical Tale of the Fourth Century
Keywords: Council of Nice; Catholic; Early Christianity
Downloads: 58
[texts]The Forbidden Gospels - Archbischop Wake
Representation of hidden Gospels of teh new testament
Keywords: theology; early christianity; the new testament
Downloads: 164
[movies]The Dramatic Story Of Life After Jesus: The Spread Of Faith
"The story of life after Jesus comes alive in this beautifully filmed re-telling straight from the pages of your Bible. In The Spread of Faith you will witness the spellbinding story of how, despite arrest and prosecution, the disciples travel the ancient world spreading the Word of Jesus" -- description from box. Part 2 of 3.
Keywords: vhs; early christianity; docudramas; bible stories
Downloads: 65
[movies]The Dramatic Story Of Life After Jesus: In The Footsteps Of Christ
"The story of life after Jesus comes alive in this beautifully filmed re-telling straight from the pages of your Bible... witness the first days after Christ's death as the disciples discover the power of his Word" -- description from box. Part 1 of 3.
Keywords: vhs; early christianity; bible stories; docudramas
Downloads: 89
[texts]The Early Christian Attitude to War: A Contribution to the History of Christian Ethics - Cecil John Cadoux
The Early Christian Attitude to War: A Contribution to the History of Christian Ethics (1919) by C. John Cadoux
Keywords: Christian pacifism; Christian ethics; Early Christianity
Downloads: 216
[movies]The Dramatic Story Of Life After Jesus: The Triumph Of Christianity
"The story of life after Jesus comes alive in this beautifully filmed re-telling straight from the pages of your Bible. In The Triumph Of Christianity you'll celebrate the triumphant spread of Jesus' Word throughout the ancient world--from the riot in Ephesus to Paul's arrest and the King's order to send him back to Rome" -- description from box. Part 3 of 3.
Keywords: vhs; early christianity; bible stories; docudramas
Downloads: 58
[audio]Podcast 5.15: Jesus as a Messianic King? - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss first-century Judean concepts relating to an anointed one, or messiah, particularly a kingly messiah, and discuss contemporary figures who were viewed as kings. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: jesus; early christianity; messiah; king; judaism
Downloads: 9,556
[audio]Podcast 5.11: Jesus as Teacher, part 1 - Form and Content - Philip A. Harland
This and the following episode consider the historical Jesus in the role of teacher. Here I discuss the form or method of his instruction, and begin to introduce the centrality of the "Kingdom of God" to his teachings. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; historical jesus; kingdom of god
Downloads: 11,401
[audio]Podcast 5.8: Jesus, the Galilean and Judean - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss Jesus as a Galilean and a Judean. I do so by looking at cultural life associated with the temple in the first century and the relations between cultures in Judea and Galilee. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: Judaism; historical jesus; galilee; early christianity
Downloads: 12,764
[audio]Podcast 3.13: The Wisdom of Jesus Christ and Middle Platonism - Philip A. Harland
Here I use two related Nag Hammadi writings -- Eugnostos the Blessed and The Sophia of Jesus Christ -- as a window into forms of Christianity that were heavily influenced by Middle Platonic philosophy, particularly in regard to cosmology and the divine Triad. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; plato; philosophy; gnosticism; gnostic; sophia
Downloads: 13,243
[audio]Podcast 3.14: The Gospel of Philip, part 1 - Ideas of Salvation - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss the Gospel of Philip (perhaps best known in connection with the Da Vinci Code). This episode deals with the author's worldview and ideas about the condition of humanity, preparing the way for a second episode on the practices and rituals that enacted salvation. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; gnosticism; gospels; gospel of philip
Downloads: 12,896
[audio]Podcast 5.2: Studying the Historical Jesus - Sources and Problems, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
This episode is the second of three that introduce key historical sources and problems in reconstructing the life of a peasant from Galilee, the historical Jesus. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: jesus; historical jesus; early Christianity; judaism
Downloads: 11,841
[audio]Podcast 5.12: Jesus as Teacher, part 2 - Present or Future Kingdom - Philip A. Harland
This is the second of two episodes that consider the historical Jesus in the role of teacher. Here I discuss evidence regarding Jesus' conception of the "kingdom of God" and the scholarly debates regarding Jesus' present or (imminent) future focus. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: historical jesus; early christianity; kingdom of god
Downloads: 11,183
[texts]Varkʻ ew matenagrutʻiwnkʻ: Tʻargmanealkʻ i hunē i hay barbaṛ i E. daru - Evagrius Ponticus
Edition of writings by Evagrius Ponticus, published in 1907 in Venice (S. Ghazar)
Keywords: Evagrius Ponticus; monasticism; early Christianity; spirituality; mysticism
Downloads: 427
[audio]Podcast 1.1: Paul in his own words - Philip A. Harland
In this first episode on Paul and his communities, we look at autobiographical statements by Paul as a way of introducing Paul and his letters from an historical perspective. This is part of series one (Paul and his Communities) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast. (Episode re-edited and improved January 29, 2009.)
Keywords: history, early christianity, new testament, apostle paul; religion; ancient history; early christianity; ancient religions
Downloads: 23,580
[audio]Podcast 2.6: Luke's Portrait of Jesus - Prophet Elijah (part 1) - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss how the gospel of Luke portrays Jesus as a prophet like Elijah, which also entails presenting Jesus as a saviour to the poor and marginalized of society (part 1 of 2). In this first part, I provide some important background for understanding this two volume work, Luke-Acts, both as ancient biography and as ancient history-writing.
Keywords: early Christianity; new testament; bible; gospel of luke; gospels; jesus; ancient history; christian origins; early christianity
Downloads: 14,569
[audio]Podcast 3.8: Jewish Followers of Jesus, part 2 - Pseudo-Clement - Philip A. Harland
Here I continue to explore Jewish followers of Jesus by examining key passages in an apocryphal novel attributed to Clement of Rome, also known as the Pseudo-Clementine writings. In particular, an opening letter claiming to be written by Peter to James and the story of Peter's debates with Simon Magus (a cipher for Paul) provide glimpses into struggles between Jewish followers of Jesus and others, including Pauline forms of Christianity...
Keywords: early Christianity; pseudo-clementine; apocrypha; paul; peter; bible; new testament; early christianity; christian origins; judaism
Downloads: 12,834
[texts]Moon Over Qumran - Nick Drumbolis
A thesis tracing disputes over the nature of Christ, to the images on the Shroud of Turin; images responsible for His identification as Christ, the deduction that He had been resurrected, His appearances beyond the grave and consequent widespread adoption of Christianity.
Keywords: Shroud of Turin; Qumran; Essenes; early Christianity; Gnosticism; Christology
Downloads: 138
[audio]Podcast 6.12: Jesus Groups as Associations and Cultural Minorities, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
Here I continue to discuss groups of Jesus followers in Asia Minor with case studies of 1 Peter and Revelation (John's Apocalypse), focussing on both indications of identity construction or maintenance and signs of assimilation or acculturation.
Keywords: 1 Peter; new testament; early christianity; acculturation; assimilation; identity
Downloads: 7,762
[audio]Podcast 5.5: Scholarly Portraits of the Historical Jesus, part 2 (Sanders) - Philip A. Harland
This is the second of two episodes that explore two contrasting scholarly portraits of the historical Jesus, those of John Dominic Crossan (Jesus as egalitarian peasant) and E.P. Sanders (Jesus as apocalyptic prophet). This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; historical jesus; judaism; new testament; bible
Downloads: 12,310
[audio]Podcast 3.16: The Gospel of Mary - Secret Knowledge from the Ultimate Disciple - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss this dialogue gospel in which Mary Magdalene is presented as Jesus' favorite disciple and the instructor of true knowledge. I explore notions of salvation in terms of the ascent of the soul, as well as the way in which this writing reflects struggles among different groups of Jesus-followers. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; women; gnosticism; mary; gospel of mary
Downloads: 14,421
[audio]Podcast 5.13: Jesus as Healer and Exorcist - Philip A. Harland
Here I investigate the historical Jesus within the context of contemporaries who were viewed as healers and exorcists in first century Galilee and Judea. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: historical jesus; healing; miracles; early christianity; exorcism; exorcist
Downloads: 11,400
[audio]Podcast 6.14: Cultural Minority Associations and Ethnic Stereotypes, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
This final episode in the series continues the discussion of how negative ethnic stereotypes (including accusations of human sacrifice, cannibalism, and incest) impacted immigrant associations and cultural minorities, including groups of Jesus followers.
Keywords: Christians; stereotypes; cannibalism; human sacrifice; early Christianity; immigrants
Downloads: 5,602
[audio]Podcast 5.3: Studying the Historical Jesus - Sources and Problems, part 3 - Philip A. Harland
This episode is the third of three that introduce key historical sources and problems in reconstructing the life of a peasant from Galilee, the historical Jesus. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early christianity; jesus; historical jesus; judaism; new testament
Downloads: 10,994
[audio]Podcast 3.9: Marcionites and the Unknown God - Philip A. Harland
Here I explore Marcionite forms of Christianity, which contrast significantly to the Judean forms discussed in the previous episode. Followers of Marcion believed that the legalistic God of the Hebrew Bible was to be distinguished from the loving, unknown Father-God who sent Jesus, and that Law was opposed to Gospel. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: marcion; heresies; diversity; early Christianity; christian origins; ancient history
Downloads: 13,425
[audio]Podcast 3.15: The Gospel of Philip, part 2 - Ritual Enactments of Salvation - Philip A. Harland
Here I finish the discussion of the Gospel of Philip by focusing on the way in which notions of salvation were enacted in the practices of the followers of Jesus who used this writing. In particular, rituals such as the "bridal chamber" illustrate the connections between sex (as a metaphor) and salvation in the mindset of this author. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early christianity; gospel of philip; nag hammadi; gnosticism; bridal chamber
Downloads: 12,187
[audio]Podcast 5.7: Jesus, Galilee, and Israelite History, part 2 - To the Time of Jesus - Philip A. Harland
Here I continue to place Jesus and Galilee within the broader context of Israelite history. This episode works through the Hellenistic and Roman periods, including the time of Jesus, and finishes with a discussion of social and economic life in first century Galilee and Judea. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: historical jesus; early christianity; new testament; judaism; christian origins
Downloads: 13,076
[audio]Podcast 3.1: Introduction to Diversity - A Schism in John's Community, part 1 - Philip A. Harland
Here I delve into the issue of diversity in early Christianity by using the opponents in John's epistles as a starting point (part 1 of 2). These epistles provide evidence of an early Christian schism over how to view Jesus' humanity. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; New Testament; Bible; Gospel of John; Epistles; history
Downloads: 14,190 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Podcast 3.2: A Schism in John's Community, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
Here I continue to delve into the opponents in John's epistles (part 2 of 2). These epistles provide evidence of an early Christian schism over how to view Jesus' humanity. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; bible; new testament; heresies; christian origins
Downloads: 12,959
[audio]Podcast 5.1: Studying the Historical Jesus - Sources and Problems, part 1 - Philip A. Harland
This episode is the first of three that introduce key historical sources and problems in reconstructing the life of a peasant from Galilee, the historical Jesus. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; jesus; historical jesus; judaism; christian origins
Downloads: 12,407
[audio]Podcast 5.10: Jesus and his Mentor, John the Baptizer - Philip A. Harland
Here I consider evidence from Josephus and the Gospels regarding John the Baptist and his importance for studying the historical Jesus. This is part of series 5 (The Historical Jesus in Context) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early christianity; historical jesus; john the baptist; judaism
Downloads: 11,990
[audio]Podcast 2.10: Hebrews' Portrait of Jesus - Highpriest Melchizedek, part 1 - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss the way in which the book of Hebrews portrays Jesus both as highpriest Melchizedek and once for all sacrifice (part 1 of 2). This is part of series 2 ("Early Christian Portraits of Jesus") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: new testament; bible; early christianity; hebrews; melchizedek; judaism
Downloads: 14,126
[audio]Podcast 1.3: Paul's response to Jesus-followers at Thessalonica - Philip A. Harland
This third episode looks at Paul's response to followers of Jesus at Thessalonica, including his attempt to comfort these socially dislocated Christians, his use of familial language to build up their identity, and his use of praising (demonstrative) rhetoric. It also begins to consider Paul as an apocalyptic Judean. This episode is part of series one ("Paul and his Communities") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; judaism; new testament; 1 thessalonians; apostle paul; early christianity; history; christian origins; New Testament; apostle Paul; 1 Thessalonians; Greco-Roman world; Christian origins; Judaism; apocalypticism
Downloads: 18,086
[texts]Pierre Bouedron: Quid senserit Tertullianus de natura animae, Nannetibus 1861
Dissertation in Latin concerning the concept of the soul according to Tertullian. The pdf comes from Google Books. The work itself is still useful and is rather difficult to be found (they have a copy of it in British Library, though).
Keywords: Tertullian (Tertullianus); De anima; early Christianity; the soul; psychology; early Christian philosophy
Downloads: 169
[audio]FutureChurch-Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Presents on Connecting with our Sisters: The Life and Times of Phoebe, Priscilla and Perpetua - FutureChurch
Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Presents on Connecting with our Sisters: The Life and Times of Phoebe, Priscilla and Perpetua. She addresses how these women in the churches of the first generations lived and expressed their faith, how they envisioned a future church, and how we today can follow their example in humility and hope. Sr. Carolyn is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and co-author of many books including A Womanâs Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity.
Keywords: futurechurch; early christianity; catholicism; church; feminism; women; phoebe; priscilla; perpetua; carolyn osiek
Downloads: 105
[audio]Podcast 2.7: Luke's Portrait of Jesus - Prophet Elijah (part 2) - Philip A. Harland
Here I continue to discuss how the gospel of Luke portrays Jesus as a prophet like Elijah, which also entails presenting Jesus as a saviour to the poor and marginalized of society (part 1 of 2).
Keywords: gospels; jesus; early christianity; new testament; bible; gospel of luke; ancient history
Downloads: 13,613
[audio]Podcast 2.1 Introduction to the Gospels as Portraits of Jesus - Philip A. Harland
Here I discuss some introductory issues regarding the gospels, including their status as ancient biographies or portraits of Jesus and the literary relationships among the synoptic gospels. This sets the stage for an historical and literary study of portraits of Jesus in Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. This episode is part of series two ("Early Christian Portraits of Jesus") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast, which is connected with the blog of the same name at
Keywords: Jesus; early christianity; ancient biographies; gospels; synoptic gospels; ancient history; christian origins
Downloads: 17,107 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Podcast 8.8 Internal Functions Of The Rhetoric Of Satan In Paul And John - Philip A. Harland
Here I introduce Paul's apocalyptic worldview and go on to discuss the way in which some early Christian authors or leaders (e.g. Paul and the elder John) used the language or rhetoric of Satan or evil personified figures (e.g. Antichrist) to label and combat internal opponents within the Christian communities.
Keywords: ancient history; early christianity; satan; devil; antichrist; ancient judaism; apostle paul; johaninne epistles
Downloads: 3,822
[audio]Podcast 7.1: Visions of the End - What is Apocalypticism? - Philip A. Harland
In this first episode I begin to define apocalypticism with reference to (1) a worldview or ideology focused on an imminent end of the world, (2) social groupings that live out that worldview, and (3) a type writing or genre of literature (e.g. the book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible and John's Revelation.in the New Testament). This is part of series 7 (Visions of the End: Apocalypticism) of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: apocalypticism; apocalyptic; armageddon; ancient judaism; early christianity; end of the world; millenialism; millenarian
Downloads: 7,801
[audio]Podcast 3.4: Docetic and Judaizing Opponents of Ignatius, part 2 - Philip A. Harland
Here I conclude the discussion of Ignatius by discussing his Judaizing opponents, who advocated certain Jewish beliefs and practices. I also deal with Ignatius' strategies in combating groups he considered heretical. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast.
Keywords: early Christianity; christian origins; new testament; bible; ignatius of antioch; heresies; history
Downloads: 13,037
[audio]Podcast 1.4: Paul and the followers of Jesus at Corinth, part 1 - Philip A. Harland
This fourth episode is part one of three that look at the followers of Jesus at Corinth through Paul's letter known as 1 Corinthians in the New Testament. After discussing the city of Corinth, I go on to consider the history of Paul's interactions with these Christians, which was characterized by rocky relations. Then we delve into the situation among the Corinthians that led Paul to write his letter, primarily the issue of social and religious divisions within the Jesus groups at Corinth (in 1 ...
Keywords: early Christianity; christian origins; apostle paul; 1 corinthians; corinth; greco-roman world; judaism; ancient history
Downloads: 18,157
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